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Old 09-28-2011, 07:36 PM
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Wild garlic/onions in parts of lawn

I did a search. Mostly what I saw was concerning spring infestations.

One of my clients owns two lots. There's a stake still in the ground (don't know why) that differentiates his residence lot from the "extra". I'm assuming that's where his former fert./squirt guys figured was the boundary of their services. Just outside this area was a carpet of lezpedesa that I sprayed out before I aerated/over-seeded. Over-seed was a week ago, Sunday. I've got good germination in this area (mostly). What I also have is a lot of wild garlic/onion popping up.

I've read that lezpedeza particularly thrives in nitrogen deficient soils. That would make sense, if the former co. wasn't treating that area. I'm wondering if wild garlic/onion is similar?

I haven't dealt with this pest, yet. Looking for some pointers.

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Old 09-28-2011, 09:54 PM
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Subscribed. I'd like to hear suggestions, too.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:01 PM
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I've been checking labels. Looks like Speedzone will do the trick.

I'd still like to know if there's anything others are using that they like (I have a lot of speedzone on hand). I'd also like to know if this plant thrives in certain soil conditions.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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In NE Mississippi, we pop it with any 2,4-D product. I prefer acid base to avoid retreating. May not be applicable if your treating cool season turf.
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:17 AM
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That's interesting. I thought 2,4-D was for broadleaf only. But it kills the onions?
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:32 AM
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More reading, last night. The wild onion thrives in nitrogen depleted soils. Makes sense, now.

Also, the Speedzone has both 2-4D and dicamba. I've been using 820 as a surfactant with my SZ apps.. I've been wondering why MSO is recommended over most others (non-ionics) for a while, now. Anyone? I have both.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:33 AM
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According to the label on PBI Gordon's Amine 400 weed killer it lists wild onion and wild garlic. See #5 on the label for instructions.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:07 AM
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I believe you, Gus, I'm just surprised. Thanks for the tip, I've got some of that.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:51 AM
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After this year speedzone is my best friend no call backs fast kill. I have not seen any onions since. Give it a shot its well worth it.
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:26 PM
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Vencops,
We use 1 1/2- 2 oz. Per gallon of a 2,4-D product and it will kill onions/garlic in 1-2 apps.. May be a few scraglers left from first trip, but we just spot treat the second app.
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